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Natural & Historic Arrábida

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    TakingUThere New Travel Experiences

  • Locations

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • Activities

    Nature, Nature Tour

  • Price
    €80 EUR per person
  • Duration

    6 hours, but can be adjusted to your schedule

  • Avg Distance

    100 km (62 miles)

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    All year round, ideal starting time 09:00 a.m

  • Starting Location

    Pickup and drop-off at your hotel (Lisbon area)

  • Price Includes

    Pick up and drop off at a hotel/Airbnb in Lisbon or from cruise port; Transportation by private car/van; Private tour with Professional guide.Participants will be you and your guide; Entrance Fees.

  • Notes

    The tour will only take place with a minimum of 2 travellers.

Highlights

  • Marvel at magnificent mountain scenery in the Arrábida Natural Park;
  • Stop and see the Arrábida Convent and learn about its history;
  • Visit the first Star Fortification in Portugal;
  • Discover what was elected as the one of the best fish-markets in the world;
  • Get off-the-beaten track with an expert guide.

Guide

Trip Info

Marvel at the charming combination of history and natural beauty on this private guided tour o the Natural Reserve of Arrábida.
Travel to the renowned culinary region of Azeitão discovering flavorful wines and aromatic cheeses. You will see the natural beauty of Arrábida Mountain Park and explore top cultural attractions like Arrábida Convent, the medieval tide mill and Forte de São Filipe. Plus, enjoy a more personalized experience with a private guide.

WHAT TO EXPECT
You’ll travel south from Lisbon to Azeitão, a picturesque region noted for its wines and cheeses. On this full-day excursion you’ll visit the natural reserve of Arrábida, where you’ll take in stunning mountain views. Learn about the area’s history, experience some of its top products, and visit its beaches (during the summer). Along the way, you will stop to see the Arrábida Convent, Lapa de Santa Margarida, before reaching the historical centre of Setúbal.

In Setúbal, discover the first Star Fortress in Portugal. The São Filipe Fortress, build in the 16th century. Resulted of the orders of the king, for the fortification of the coastline that protected Setúbal and the entrance of the Sado river. The interior space, which originally included the Governors House and military. There is a small baroque chapel, still preserved, dedicated to Our Lady dated 1736.

Another special location is the Livramento Market that was established in 1930.

In June/2015 by USA Today Travel (Food & Wine), considered this market as one of the 10 best fish markets of the world. The market’s distinctive tiled walls, called “Azulejos”, comprised of 5,700 decorative tile pieces, the wall panels measure about 1,259 square feet and depict scenes of everyday local activities such as fishing and farming. You will see an assortment of local seafood laid out on counters and get to know how fish actually look like…

To end your experience, we head back to Lisbon in a relaxing drive.

Let TakingUThere New Travel Experiences help you plan your next memorable experience.

TakingUThere New Travel Experiences

All our private tours are made to keep you off “the beaten tracks”. This means that we will take you to all the places that a traveller obviously should not miss, but at the same time away from the usual touristic hustle, sharing with you all the places, people and culture we know and love. We do not want you to feel like a tourist on our tours, rather a fellow traveller or a friend that came to visit. We will give you time to “soak everything in”. There is no timetable to be met, or places that must be seen. Just choose a trip or tour and let us worry about TakingUThere!

Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

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    As on TripAdvisor: “A great day in Portugal” First of all, many thanks Joao. The tour was magnificent. We cannot speak highly enough of our experience. The day was perfectly organized, mixing together culture, history sightseeing and gastronomy. The natural Arrabida tour was really amazing. We saw that we explored much more than if we tried to do this alone. It would have taken forever to see all the sights we did in one day. We also did not expect for it to be a whole day tour, having time to see everything with ease. I will certainly book a tour with this company again. I highly recommend this company

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